Asthma: How Much Do You Know?
Drop by for a visit or share the drive — but please, no smoking. That’s the message the vast majority of Americans send to the smokers within their social circle, a new study finds.
TUESDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) — Vitamin C may help prevent lung problems in babies born to mothers who smoke during pregnancy, according to a small new study. Pregnant women are advised not to smoke because it can harm the baby’s lungs and lead to problems such as wheezing and asthma. But if a pregnant woman [...]
TUESDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) — Dustless chalk may cause allergy and asthma symptoms in students with a milk allergy, researchers have found. Many schoolteachers use dustless chalk to keep hands and classrooms clean. But this type of chalk often contains a milk protein called casein, which can trigger respiratory problems in children with a milk [...]
FRIDAY, May 3 (HealthDay News) — Molecules emitted by trees interact with man-made air pollution and create tiny particles that can get lodged in the lungs, potentially leading to lung cancer and asthma, researchers suggest. Trees produce and emit isoprene, a molecule that protects leaves from oxygen damage and temperature fluctuation. But after isoprene is chemically [...]
Children living in the United States who were born elsewhere are less likely to have allergies than those born in the United States, a new study shows. However, the risk of certain allergies among foreign-born children increases after they have lived in the United States for a decade, according to the researchers.